Every now and then I get a really odd little story  that catches my attention for its oddity and its "high octane speculatability"  (if I may be permitted to coin that term).  This little article that was shared by N. is one of them:

Why Is China Digging 33,000 Feet Into The Earth's Crust?

The headline of this article says it all, why indeed is China sponsoring a dig six miles down into the Earth's crust?  Some of the answers, contained in the article, strike me as the usual practice in such cases: "create a plausible narrative to disguise the real motivations and possibilities":

Chinese scientists broke ground Tuesday on a planned 10,000-meter (32,808) foot hole into the Earth's crust - the country's deepest ever borehole according to Bloomberg, citing the Xinhua state-run news agency.

The shaft will penetrate over 10 continental strata, or layers of rock, and will reach the cretaceous system in the earth's crust which dates back some 145 million years. The project will provide data on Earth's internal structure, as well as prove up underground drilling technologies, according to China's National Petroleum Corp., which is in charge of the 457-day project.

"The construction difficulty of the drilling project can be compared to a big truck driving on two thin steel cables," said Sun Jinsheng, a scientist at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, in a statement to Xinhua.

President Xi Jinping called for greater progress in deep Earth exploration in a speech addressing some of the nation’s leading scientists in 2021. -Bloomberg

The current record for a hole bored into the earth is the Russian Kola Superdeep Borehole, which has a recorded depth of 40,230 feet (12,262 meters) and was completed in 1989 after 20 years of drilling.

For reference, the earth's crust is an average of 30 km (19 miles) thick.

And that is the hole article (pardon my pun, but I simply couldn't resist).

So China is boring a hole into the Earth about six miles deep, and Russia has already  one over seven miles  deep some time ago on the Kola peninsula near the Arctic circle. The question is: why?

Here the public explanations make a lot of sense: to improve deep drilling techniques, enhance our geophysical knowledge of the Earth's crust and its geophysical properties. But once we get to that last bit, that's where the public explanations leave off, and my high octane speculation motor clicks into overdrive. Such holes would provide an opportunity to lower gear designed to take careful measurements of how the crust behaves during p-waves of compression and rarefaction measuring through it, and how the differing compositions of the crust would impact such waves, geophysical knowledge that would be quite important to a variety of uses: signal propagation through the Earth, deep penetration tomography development and technology, earthquake prediction (and design!), and other types of weaponization possibilities.

What captured my attention here, however, was the reference to a speech by Chinese leader Xi Jinping calling for "greater progress in deep Earth exploration." There can be little doubt that there is vast wealth and resources to be tapped down there, right under our feet. I would venture to offer the possibility, however, that there are exotic forms of common minerals down there, exotic forms brought about perhaps by the extreme conditions under which they have been formed.  One might be able to run computer programs predicting the possible types of minerals one would find, and whether or not their lattice structure would remain stable under surface conditions, and so on. But this is my point, and perhaps the hidden motivation for Mr. Xi's exploration comment: we know little beyond what geophysical theory has told us about the interior of our beautiful planet.  The movie Core starring Aaron Eckhardt hints at this possibility to some extent, but only hints. We won't actually know until we go down, and see.

And that brings me to an "extension" of my high octane speculation: drilling such deep bores is, suspect, a necessary step in the technology tree to something much more ambitious: actual deep Earth construction, and by extension of that hypothesis, exploration and mining. I come from a state were there was once a large operating gold mine which closed only a few decades ago after the mine was no longer profitable to operate. What was left was a large hole in the ground, and shafts about a mile and a half deep. As mines, go, it's fairly deep.

But imagine not just the ability to mine far deeper - six to ten miles, or possibly, even beyond the crust of the Earth and into its mantle - and for that matter, to build human habitations and other such facilities so deep underground, and you get the idea. For hardened and very secret military sites, Deep Earth construction would be ideal.

Such possibilities raise still others: perhaps they're looking for something, doing a form of deep Earth archaeology, as it were. Or perhaps they're trying to find explanations for phenomena like the Guatemala "sink hole", which looks to me to be far too much like a very large bore hole, and not like a sink hole at all, and especially not one formed for any of the reasons advanced in this National Geographic article attempting to "explain" it:

Guatemala Sinkhole Created by Humans, Not Nature

(Now I ask you: does that look like your average sinkhole? Pumice fill and a leaky pipe as the explanation? Then why did no such hole form long before, and on a much smaller scale, as would be likely if that were the explanation, &c &c?)

With all the weirdness on the surface of the planet, and above it, maybe we need to be paying more attention to what's happening under our feet, and maybe the Russians and Chinese have some ideas about that, and their big holes have purposes other than the ones they've advanced publicly, plausible as those are... Whatever is going on, we may be certain that the Chinese are not drilling such a deep hole just for the kicks and giggles of "pure raw science." There are practical long term goals in view. Of that we may be certain.

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. rustywho on June 21, 2023 at 7:00 am

    Yes well I emailed you a couple articles that may have not interested you or got lost in the shuffle.
    The first one suggested that scientists believe there is massive ocean underneath the surface of the earth than on the surface of the earth.
    The second one suggested that water is being leaked into the oceans from below the ocean floor suggesting that melting of the icecaps is not our only concern and there is nothing to be done about the water rising from below the ocean floor

  2. Johnofthegentiles on June 11, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    My speculation. They’re testing the technology they will use to bore down to the angels imprisoned within the Earth as revealed in The Book of Enoch.

  3. Richard on June 11, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    In one’s view, there are a lot of variables to consider or guess about. Probably another superpower contest or in the case of the Party of the east by going west a way to do something that exceeds the US – hole drilling. Benign in standing than weapons building or some other malignant civil military fusion project. Possibly a true test for one other hole boring enterprise.

    During the Cold War (1970’s – 1980’s into the 90’s) there was a superpower face off to deep hole drilling between the US and Soviet Union. Project Mohole (US) & Kola Superdeep Borehole (Soviet Union). Project Mohole ended early due to lack of funds and the Russians now have the deepest dug hole on the planet.

    Much of the inner Earth is still theoretical but the Russians know a great deal more from their efforts on that mineral rich peninsula. Nearly seven miles of it on the Kola Peninsula, near Finland. It’s probably an indicator for where to dig next or take over for resource’s sake.

    There might be something of an ancient Chinese creation myth to fathom (Pangu) (literal meaning= ancient dome) or a means of calibrating for off world exploitation while doing a little exploration.

    At least it’s in a desolate region by certain markers should they puncture a super magma dome unexpectedly. Then again it may also be a way of scrubbing networks of data searches leading to the Party of the east by going west. At any rate, it’ll keep AI busy at formulating possibilities with each new data point of observation from that dig site. It is, after all, Archæology of the geological sort.

  4. fatmaninthebathtub on June 11, 2023 at 2:02 am

    Obviously, it’s to find out who the neighbors below are and how many levels are in the underground garage.

    Maybe send down a camera on a few thousand meters of cable for a look. THX1138?

    Anybody remember Mel’s hole?
    How about the ’60s movie “Battle Beneath the Earth”?

    • anakephalaiosis on June 11, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      The most memorable modern depiction of a hole-in-the-ground is Marjory the Trash Heap, the terrestrial oracle of the planetary Fraggles.

      The Fraggles live in a hole in the wall, in the alchemy workshop of sun and moon, depicted by a man and his four-legged best friend.

      Marjory’s council is sought in royal trolls’ radish garden, that Doozers deduce, into thought construction, devoured by planetary Fraggles.

      It is an ecosystem of Narnia chronicles, in music of spheres! Jim Henson is brilliant.


  5. InfiniteRUs on June 10, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    Further research based upon the line of thought this contemplation of planetary holes lead me down makes gas giants a lot more likely to be habitable and our own neighbors in need of more scrutiny. Especially since most in our solar system have near Earth gravity. In fact some believe our own Earth was a gas giant during the age of dinosaurs. Could Mars have been a gas giant as well? Could there once have been life on a few of our planets at once? Could the outer gas giants in our solar system with gravity just slightly more than Earth’s still hide life? Could life that evolved on Gas Giant Mars or a Super Critical CO2 ancient Venus have been forced to colonize the outer gas giants when conditions in the inner solar system changed? Here is a video about the Gas Giant Earth Hypothosis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-Exqu3yp7E

    • anakephalaiosis on June 10, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      Personally, I would never use the pronoun “our” about celestial objects, because I simply see them, as “things in themselves”, philosophically. The question is, whether an observer can observe, without projecting subjectivity, into a matter of interest? When one speaks on behalf of mankind, as a group, then a problem arises, when that group becomes narrowed down, to a specific ingroup.

      The problem Europe is facing these days, is that Catholics see themselves as mankind, and the rest are heathens, not yet converted. This way of thinking is justified, by subscribing to a pope, who symbolises moral high ground and infallibility, which is a form of idolatry. Those, who reject this Catholic assessment, become a threat to the Catholic way of thinking, and defined as lesser than mankind, to be burned alive.

      When the Russian Tzar, as a landowner in America, is seen as excluded, from the ingroup cult of “spangly banners”, then he becomes a target for assassination, by the deep state. When Icelanders reject American occupation, then they are seen, as a threat to the American identity, to be thwarted, because they do not subscribe to the American version of “mankind”.

      How far bureaucratic Catholicism – that basically is a screaming hole in the ground – is willing to go, in this modern age, remains to be seen.

  6. InfiniteRUs on June 10, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Speaking of holes, this reminded me about the great, permanent eye in the north pole of Saturn. Despite being a huge gas giant it density gives it a gravitational force just slightly greater than Earths gravity. With winds and turbulence of over 300 mph covering the rest of the planet the calm central hexagonal north pole hurricane eye of Saturn is the only habitable zone on Saturn. You could theoretically have huge airship cities permanently floating on the dense atmosphere of this calm high pressure zone on Saturn with a comfortable near Earth equivalent gravity to boot. With a rich dense hydrogen and trace hydrocarbon filled atmosphere you would have access to endless energy to sustain your floating cities. Plus you could easily mine the diamond rain that falls around the eye of this region further below to trade with primitive Earthlings for the resources here. Just harvesting the static electricity carried in the eye wall swirling around you might give you endless amounts of electrical energy without having to utilize the rich source of hydrogen and hydrocarbons which requires scarce in Saturn’s atmosphere oxygen to burn. But if you did need a way to separate oxygen bound in other molecules all that static electricity surrounding you could be harvested to easily do it from the nearby water ice on some of Saturn’s moons. Now if you breathed carbon dioxide rather than oxygen you would definitely need oxygen to burn the hydrocarbons to form a nice comfortable, breathable atmosphere. If Earthlings give you problems with your trade someday and you were desperate you might also be able to secretly mine Mars’s carbon dioxide atmosphere with some, but not overcomeable difficulty and maintain some secret underground bases there. Might even be able to have a few secret, hidden in the dense clouds, floating cities on your home planet Venus after all this time after it’s great cataclysm that forced you to abandon it. Now being masters of all things flying and levitating since your way of life depended upon this ability so much, flying to Earth and maintaining a few secret underground and water bases would be no great difficulty either. After all it’s gravity like Saturn’s is close enough to your home planet Venus’s to be comfortable. Now if those pesky Earthers ever advance enough to give you problems you could always start huge forest fires to increase the amount of CO2 in their atmosphere to a breathable level to wage war against them. Especially if they become desperate and wise enough to stop Venusforming their atmosphere with more CO2 like you tricked or forced them to.

    • InfiniteRUs on June 10, 2023 at 10:08 am

      Superconductors are a breeze in colder atmospheres, as well as technology based on superconductivity. Access to to superfluidity medium like liquid helium and hydrogen is also readily available from colonized super gas giants. Super fluids spin indeffinately when stirred without any added energy necessary once they get started Both of these mediums are likely the keys to much of the seemingly, laws of physics defying technology these hypothetical alien visitors appear tp possess. Producing and maintaining these mediums on hot planets like Earth is very tricky, but easiest in the arctic regions. The physics understanding and capabilities from these two mediums would also be very difficult to discover and develope for intelligences derived on warm worlds because they are not expressed in the environment around them to study and experiment with. Technology based upon these two mediums likely would not be capable of operating indeffinately in our warm atmosphere unlike planets like Saturn and thus if visitors stayed too long some of their crafts might crash sometimes.

      • InfiniteRUs on June 10, 2023 at 10:17 am

        But when Earth is in the grips of it’s Ice Ages, Earth becomes a lot more friendly to this tech and may be when we see a lot more activity here. Then, when the Ice Ages come to an end our visitors may be forced to temporarily retreat from their mining and colonizing activities here back to Saturn and else where.

    • InfiniteRUs on June 10, 2023 at 11:45 am

      Since alternative media is all in agreement a false alien invasion is now being tested, perhaps a real one is actually in the works. Current global tensions may just be cover for getting ready for a desperate rebellion against those who have been tricking us into Venusforming our planet. If we win we earn the right to live and advance to the next level, if we lose or continue to do the aliens bidding we eventually get destroyed. Perhaps we have run out of time and have nothing to lose anymore either way or have finally reverse engineered enough technology to have a fighting chance.

  7. marcos toledo on June 9, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    May I suggest that you go back and read Armageddon 2419 the Buck Rogers novel where the Han retreat to deep underground cities when they are defeated and remember that book was published in 1920.

  8. Eddie Worthington on June 9, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Similar to a comment made by Robert Barricklow, the version of abiotic oil theory I’ve read (Deep Hot Biosphere; the myth of fossil fuels) throws out the whole paradigm of what we were taught about the earth. I’ve come to conclude that the “dead dinosaur theory” of oil is a psyop that nobody really ever questions.

    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” ― Mark Twain

  9. Robert Barricklow on June 9, 2023 at 11:55 am

    “Create plausible narrative”… #1.
    A standard “cover-up storyline” operating system; is to stack the narrative decks; salting the coming fields of disbelieve, just as Truth begins to put his shoes on – to march across the globe.

    Well you know me and my “serendipity”. [IMO] there are real “physics” behind this phenomena.
    I’m reading “Deadly Memory” by David Walton; May 2, 2023.
    Right off, from page two, “Extinction, it turned out, was nearly as common as life…. The Permian extinction was known as The Great Dying and it had been the greatest of all extinction events, killing 90% of the species on the planet. It had come perilously close to eradicating life entirely… Theories abounded, but there was no smoking gun.” A scientist is searching for that smoking gun by drilling down into the Earth[page three, “As it churned its ways through Triassic limestone and into the sedimentary rock of the Permian era, they cheered”

    I know, not quite the “cretaceous, but remember – this is quoted from a cover-up narrative.

    I can’t believe China swallowing the biotic dinosaur petroleum narrative. F. William Engdahl made a solid case for abiotic oil in his: Myths, Lies and Oil Wars, July 1, 2012.

    And this too, may be a stacked scientific operations with many objectives and missions.
    Were just starting; ironically, to skim the surface of what’s really going down – deep under the crusts of Earth.

    • Robert Barricklow on June 9, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      I just finished a sci-fi book, The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O’Keefe, 2023.
      Read the first 150 pages; before deciding to super speed read the rest.
      A major part of the book was the surface of the planet being bored by some sort of animal and/or technology. The beginning had explorers being killed by the surface of the planet falling out from beneath their feet.

  10. Peter on June 9, 2023 at 10:32 am

    My copy of “Giza Death Star Revisited” arrived!
    I know what I’ll be doing this weekend : )

  11. Sophia on June 9, 2023 at 6:59 am

    33,000 ft –> Every time I see a 33 in a news article, I can’t help but suspect Freemason or occult comms. I suppose if we want to speculate outrageously, we could suggest that the Chinese we attempting to penetrate a global D.U.M.B. network. Either that, or they’re fed up with the Morlocks.

    Weren’t the Templars known for underground sanctuaries and rituals?

  12. anakephalaiosis on June 9, 2023 at 6:45 am

    Jules Verne is big in the Chinese renaissance, which is all about sending Phileas Fogg, around the world in a weather balloon, and going to the centre of the earth.

    Such an idea, as connecting continents, is a natural drive in Chinese sci-fi, and the Russian-American standoff, at the Bering Strait, is a no-brainer, from a Chinese perspective.

    The panda-mentality is a curious, exploratory and humourous approach, that is mostly lost on Westerners’ self-righteous, and sometimes hysterical, mindset.

    Geothermal energy is how Icelanders heat their houses, and that is convenient, when sitting on a volcano.


    • anakephalaiosis on June 9, 2023 at 7:50 am

      BTW, I have given some thought to, why the Western mind has darkened, into dystopia of still water, that doesn’t flow.

      An exploratory mind grows naturally, out of open tribal societies, whereas satanic mills atomise the greater whole, and loss of tribal egregore produces slave mentality.

      A great explorer looks forward, and only – because the world is round – might he discover himself, accidentally tracing his own footsteps.

      The Bering Strait crossing is necessary, to break the mental isolation of America.

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